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Remote Learning to Continue Through April 30th

posted by John Pearson

Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but EAWR's commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at EAWR, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and continue to push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. 

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. 

It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. Thanks again. 


Dr. John Pearson, EAWR #14 Superintendent

Social Distancing - Do's and Don'ts

posted Mar 19, 2020, 7:12 AM by John Pearson

Luncheon (and Breakfast) is Served! Coronavirus Update ....

posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:44 AM by John Pearson

As you may have heard, EAWR will be operating a meal program during the COVID-19 closure. We will serve breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger in the community during the weekdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Serving will be by sack lunches with all of the Federal meal guidelines followed. 

Pickup service will be held behind the Main Building Library entrance under the canopy (in case of rain). Cafeteria staff will remain at a safe (6 foot distance). with the sacks displayed on a nearby table. We will remind students to watch their social distancing from our staff and each other.

Also, meals will be served at the East Alton and Wood River-Hartford elementary districts. If a student has difficulty in getting to the high school, they may pick up a meal sack, as follows: 

East Alton: Washington Pre-K and Eastwood Elementary/Middle School between 9:00 - 11:00 each day. We have attached a flyer about that below: 

Wood River-Hartford is below:
Lewis and Clark Campus Cafeteria: 8:00am-12:00pm

Hartford Elementary Cafeteria: 8:00am-12:00pm

Round House Parking Lot, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

7th and Lewis, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

West End Park, Wood River (Little Italy): 9:00am-11:00am

6th Street Park, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

EAWR's sack lunches and breakfasts will be as follows: 

Breakfast will include: 1 PopTart, 1 Fruit, 1 Juice and 1 Milk
Luncheon will include: * 1 Sandwich, 1 Bag of Chips, 1 Carrot, 1 Fruit, 1 Juice, 1 Milk

* Students with a nut allergy will be offered a sandwich with either ham or turkey, on those days when a PBJ is the main sandwich item. 

Coronavirus Press Release

posted Mar 12, 2020, 10:20 AM by John Pearson

Please see the Press Release below (issued March 12, 2020)

Coronavirus Hotline

posted Mar 11, 2020, 12:20 PM by John Pearson

Coronavirus Letter to Parents and Students

posted Feb 28, 2020, 2:44 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 2:46 PM ]

February 28, 2020


RE: Coronavirus Precautions


Dear EAWR Students, Staff and Families,


The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share with you information that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published for schools throughout the state. 

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary.


The IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

·                Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

·                Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·                Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

·                Staying home when you are sick.

·                Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.

·                Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.


To see the complete recommendations to schools from IDPH, please click here. We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping to keep our school community healthy.





Dr. John Pearson,

District Superintendent

Press Release: Coronavirus Prevention at EAWR

posted Feb 27, 2020, 2:27 PM by John Pearson

See attached, please ....

Coronavirus Measures

posted Feb 27, 2020, 9:18 AM by John Pearson

From the Madison County Health Department (Feb. 27, 2020)

Website for Coronavirus “Prevention” page

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers  and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing  website

Police and Fire Careers Session

posted Feb 24, 2020, 6:55 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Feb 24, 2020, 6:59 AM ]

Last Friday (2/21/20) some of our students who are interested in a career as a fire fighter or police officer attended an orientation session hosted by EAWR and representatives of the East Alton and Wood River Fire and Police Departments. 

Thanks goes out to our local emergency responders for their help in our efforts assist in careers guidance! Thanks to Mrs. Woodman for the photos!

Renaissance Assembly - Feb. 13, 2020

posted Feb 13, 2020, 1:26 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 1:35 PM ]

Congrats to the following Renaissance Award Winners for their achievements in the first semester of the 2019-20 school year! This year's winners are attached as a .pdf file at the bottom of this page

The following students's names were drawn in the incentive prize drawings, held at the Renaissance Assembly, today:

Prize Drawing Winners

February 13, 2020

Perfect Attendance - 1st Semester

Bluetooth Speaker - Dashiel Jones

$20 Pump House GC - Megan Douglas, Brenden Rudd, Derek Sullivant, Chris Workman

$15 Starbucks GC - TJ Pitts, Ethan Humbert, Rayla Smith, Andrew Watkins, Tanner Strebler, Kenney Beachum, Kamryn Kearby, Mary Beth Hendricks

$10 Subway GC -Jasmine Finley, Kaylee Melton, Alex Cox, Car-Vante Beckwith, Valerie Quevreaux, Dante Williams, Nathan Miller

Gold Level

Air Pods - Meadow Contratto

Bluetooth Speaker - Emma Seibert, Megan Douglas

$20 Pump House GC - Jillian Barber, Evan Merritt, Faith Van Hoose, Brittany Wall, 

Quenishia Warren, Mia Seibert, Julia Kovar, Makenzie Garland

$15 AMC GC - Erin Russell, Addison Denton, Jasmine Finley, Justin Franklin 

$10 Starbucks GC - Patience Layton, Kayla Niethe, Tahani Franklin, Gemma Yenne, 

Megan Yarborough, Alexis Brigman, Mallory Martin, Taylor Norman, Tyler Robinson, 

Jayden Ulrich, Bella Stephen, Valerie Quevreaux, Kendall Moore, Taylor Parmentier, 

Lucas Moore

$10 Subway GC - Kurtis Hyde, Reghan Levinson, Ethan Moore,  Nick Edwards, Kaylee Melton, Kali Thomas, Macey Flanigan, Alice Slattery, Linnsi Polewski, Jordon Harvey, Kate Baskin, Launa Crank, Nathasha McCart, Logan Booker, Hannah Allen

Maroon Level

Air Pods -  Clayton Bunt, Emily Hall

Bluetooth Speaker - Evan Bardsley

$20 Pump House GC - Aerowyn Harris, Eryn McLain

$15 AMC GC - Stephany Schelm-Hughes, Adrian Peuterbaugh, Mason Boehmke

$15 Starbucks GC - Kalieb Runyan, Caleb Rushton, Haley Stief, Malania Hickerson, Rebecca Noack, Alexandria Grimes, Makenzie Kulish, Kendall May, JaLynn Thompson, Zenn Wilson

$10 Subway GC - Jason Gould, Noah Mason, Jason Saldivar, Layla Bock, Andrew Oliger, Chance Arnold, Monique Lacey, Jaymee Neathery, Chris Carpenter, Erika Meiser

Silver Level

Air Pods - Devon Wall

$20 Pump House GC - Kansas Butler, Zoey Cummings Darnell, Alex Dilks, Cody Wilcutt, 

Lexi Creacy 

$15 AMC GC - Ayden Tinnon, Ali Sidwell, Olivia Harvatich, Brandon Wells, Hayley Walling

$10 Subway GC - Chris Workman, Braden Unterbrink, Elizabeth Goodnight, Ethan Humbert, Tanner Strebler, Noah Mason

White Level

$20 Pump House GC - Jordan Sheets, Lavette Butler

$10 Subway GC - Nathan Slimick, Ahmad Allen

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